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- Fact 1: Duck presses are used in French cooking to squeeze blood and juices from a roast duck, creating a basic sauce for the meat.
- Fact 2: Duck presses are often used at the customer's table as part of the meal presentation.
- Fact 3: Pressed duck was first developed at Tour d'Argent, a restaurant in Paris, in the 19th century.
- Fact 4: Pressed duck is prepared by roasting a young Rouen duck, grinding its liver, and removing its legs and breast. The remaining duck is pressed, and the juice made into a thick cognac sauce.
- Fact 5: Tour d'Argent, the origin restaurant of pressed duck, claims to have been founded in 1582 and frequented by King Henri IV.